Katy Perry shares cryptic message about 'true' friends

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Katy Perry has left fans scratching their heads over who her latest Instagram snap is aimed at.

The 31-year-old singer shared a quote about "true" friends on Friday, quoting, "Chang-an writes, 'If one befriends another person but lacks the mercy to correct him, one is in fact his enemy.' The consequences of a grave offense are extremely difficult to erase. The most important thing is to continually strengthen our wish to benefit others.' —Nichiren."

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Perry helped break down the message, captioning the picture, "Aka if they ya true homie and they ain't actin right, smack em wit love or else they gonna get k.o. from the universe n s**t."

It's unclear who the message is about, but the timing is interesting. Earlier this week, indie-pop singer Ryn Weaver went off on Perry.

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IMAGE DISTRIBUTED FOR STARKEY HEARING FOUNDATION - Katy Perry performs at the Starkey Hearing Foundation So The World May Hear Awards Gala in St. Paul, on Sunday, July, 26, 2015. (Andy King/AP Images for Starkey Hearing Foundation)
FLORENCE, ITALY - JUNE 18: Katy Perry poses backstage prior to the Moschino show during the 88 Pitti Uomo on June 18, 2015 in Florence, Italy. (Photo by Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images)
TANGERANG, INDONESIA - MAY 9: Katy Perry performs on the stage during her 'Prismatic' world tour concert at Indonesia Convention Extibition, Tangerang, Indonesia on May 9, 2015. This is the second concert Katy Perry in Indonesia. (Photo by Kharisma Aris/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
Katy Perry arrives at The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute benefit gala celebrating "China: Through the Looking Glass" on Monday, May 4, 2015, in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)
INDIO, CA - APRIL 12: Mia Moretti (2ndL) and Katy Perry (C) with guests in the VIP arena during the 2015 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival - Weekend 1 at The Empire Polo Club on April 12, 2015 in Indio, California. (Photo by Rachel Murray/Getty Images for Coachella)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 26: Singer Katy Perry takes a selfie with fans at the screening of EPIX's 'Katy Perry: The Prismatic World Tour' at The Theatre at Ace Hotel Downtown LA on March 26, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
US singer Katy Perry performs at the Ziggo Dome in Amsterdam, on March 09, 2015 as part of her Prismatic World Tour. AFP PHOTO/ANP/FERDY DAMMAN - netherlands out - (Photo credit should read Ferdy Damman/AFP/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - MARCH 08: (L-R) Kanye West, Kim Kardashian and Katy Perry attend the Givenchy show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2015/2016 on March 8, 2015 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 08: Singer Katy Perry attends The 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards at the STAPLES Center on February 8, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
Katy Perry arrives at the World Premiere Of "Katy Perry: The Prismatic World Tour" held at The Theatre at Ace Hotel on Thursday, March 26, 2015, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)
GLENDALE, AZ - FEBRUARY 01: Singer Katy Perry performs during the Pepsi Super Bowl XLIX Halftime Show at University of Phoenix Stadium on February 1, 2015 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
GLENDALE, AZ - FEBRUARY 01: Recording artist Katy Perry performs onstage during the Pepsi Super Bowl XLIX Halftime Show at University of Phoenix Stadium on February 1, 2015 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images)
PHOENIX, AZ - JANUARY 29: Singer Katy Perry speaks during the Pepsi Super Bowl XLIV Halftime Show Press Conference at the Phoenix Convention Center on January 29, 2015 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Mike Lawrie/Getty Images)
FILE - In this Sept. 16, 2014 file photo, Katy Perry performs on stage at "The Prismatic World Tour" at the Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP, File)
Katy Perry arrives at the MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014, in Inglewood, Calif. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 26: Katy Perry takes a selfie with fans at the 28th Annual ARIA Awards 2014 at the Star on November 26, 2014 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 31: (AFP OUT) Singer Katy Perry performs during a concert commemorating the Special Olympics with U.S. President Barack Obama, not pictured, in the State Dining Room of the White House on July 31, 2014 in Washington, D.C. Founded in 1968 by Eunice Kennedy Shriver, the Special Olympics movement has grown to more than 4.4 million athletes in 170 countries. (Photo by Andrew Harrer-Pool/Getty Images)
Pop star Katy Perry arrives on June 12, 2014 in Los Angeles, California, for an announcement where she is teaming up Staples to 'Make Roar Happen', celebrating and supporting teachers for a philanthropic effort during the back-to-school season. Besides donating $1 million to DonorsChoose.org, Staples will sponsor the North American leg of Katy Perrys Prismatic World Tour, which starts in Raleigh, North Carolina on June 22. AFP PHOTO/Frederic J. BROWN (Photo credit should read FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)
LAKE BUENA VISTA, FL - JULY 04: In this handout photo provided by Disney Parks, singer Katy Perry poses with Minnie Mouse and Mickey Mouse at Disney's Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World Resort on July 4, 2014 in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. Katy Perry, who sang the hit song 'Firework,' visited Walt Disney World Resort on U.S. Independence Day during a break in her global 'Prismatic' concert tour. (Photo by Chloe Rice/Disney Parks via Getty Images)
In this photo provided by Invision, Katy Perry poses for a photo at the Staples “Make Roar Happen” news conference Thursday, June 12, 2014, at Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision for Staples/AP Images)
Katy Perry arrives at MOCA's 35th Anniversary Gala presented by Louis Vuitton at The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA on Saturday, March 29, 2014 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Annie I. Bang /Invision/AP)
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 18: Katy Perry attends the Elle Style Awards 2014 at one Embankment on February 18, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Anthony Harvey/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 27: Recording artist Katy Perry performs onstage during 'The Night That Changed America: A GRAMMY Salute To The Beatles' at the Los Angeles Convention Center on January 27, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for NARAS)
NEW YORK - FEBRUARY 04: Singer Katy Perry attends the Betsey Johnson 2008 fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Fall 2008 at The Tent at Bryant Park on February 4, 2008 in New York City. (Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images for IMG)
CULVER CITY, CA - MAY 30: Singer Katy Perry performs onstage during the taping of Spike TV's 2nd Annual 'Guys Choice' Awards held at Sony Studios on May 30, 2008 in Culver City, California. The show airs on June 22, 2008 at 10PM ET/PT on Spike TV. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 17: Musician Katy Perry attends the Katy Perry record release party for 'One of the Boys' at Capitol Records on June 17, 2008 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jesse Grant/Getty Images for EMI Music)
NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 05: Katy Perry arrives in Bryant Park during the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Spring 2008 on September 5, 2007 in New York City. (Photo by Katy Winn/Getty Images for IMG)
LOS ANGELES - MAY 5: Singer Katy Perry arrives at the H.D. Buttercup Grand Opening Celebrity Treasure Hunt at the H.D. Buttercup at the Helms Bakery Building May 5, 2005 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Phil McCarten/Getty Images)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 27: Singer Katy Perry arrives at The Abbey / Esquire Magazine 'The Envelope Please' Oscar Viewing Party on February 27, 2005 at The Abbey in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Amanda Edwards/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 23: Singer Katy Perry during the Jimmy Choo annual Oscar Collection Preview and Tea at the Peninsula Hotel on February 23, 2004 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Amanda Edwards/Getty Images)
SAO PAULO, BRAZIL - SEPTEMBER 24: Singer Katy Perry performs live at Arena Allianz Parque on September 25, 2015 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Photo by Daniel Vorley/Getty Images)

In a Twitter rant, which has since been deleted, Weaver recalls the "Dark Horse" singer being a "bully" when the two were at the same event.

The vent session started after Perry alerted her fans that she would be performing at a Hillary Clinton campaign event via Twitter.

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The "Octahate" singer then explained that her distaste for Perry came after an incident at the Coachella Festival last year, after Perry allegedly ignored Weaver, then said rude things within earshot.

"She proceeded to alert her entire posse saying 'That Ryn Weaver girl is soooo obsessed with me' loud enough for my entire group of friends to hear. While talking the WHOLE NIGHT loud enough for me to hear, after pretending I didn't even exist," Weaver reportedly wrote.

Weaver deleted the majority of the tweets, though she did leave a couple up, including one that read, "Only shared a real life industry bully story because people asked. I've met so many gracious artists. I don't go lie. Sorry."

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"Artists are meant to speak their mind in their art... But be mutes when it comes to their experiences.. Yet write about.. Their experiences?" she added.

This isn't the first singer Perry has had a problem with. She has a long history of squabbles with other Hollywood A-listers, including Miley Cyrus and Taylor Swift.

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